The Hearing Health Lab and the Statistical Signal Processing Research Lab (SSPRL) have been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to devise solutions for speech signal processing in complex environments via smartphone. The study aims to develop adaptive signal processing algorithms to improve the quality and intelligibility of speech signals while individualizing the application of hearing aid devices. Using a smartphone and other wireless technology, the group hopes to create an interactive, easily accessible auditory training program for the hearing aid user in various noisy environments.
Please visit the Statistical Signal Processing Research Lab’s hearing aid project page or view the YouTube videos below to learn more about this project.
Smartphone-Based Open Research Platform for
Hearing Improvement Studies
National Institutes of Health (NIH) – National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Award Number R01DC015430-01.
Clinical Testing Setup NIH-NIDCD 2017
Hearing Aid Test Part 1: Setup
Hearing Aid Project Part 2: Sound Booth
Hearing Aid Project Part 3: Subjective Test
Hearing Aid Project Part 4: Software Interface
The Training Enhancement of Auditory Communication via Hearing (TEACH) Project aims to improve the hearing health of residents of local retirement center communities. Audiological doctoral students developed the following video resources. These videos will be shared with retirement center residents on iPads by students in a UT Dallas undergraduate audiology course.
How We Hear (TEACH Project, Module 1)
Your Hearing Test (TEACH Project, Module 2)
Communication Strategies (Module 3)
Hearing Aid Care and Maintenance (TEACH Project, Module 4)
Assistive Listening Devices (Module 5)